Trombone Auditions

These are the requirements for entry into all undergraduate degree programs.

  • Scales: Two-octave major scales with arpeggios
  • Sight reading
  • Perform:
    1. Bordogni-Rochut, Melodious Etude #3 OR #7 (bass trombones play 8vb
    2. David, Concertino
    3. One (1) work selected from or of comparable difficulty to the list below. Accompaniment is optional.

Tenor Trombone Suggested Repertoire:

  • Barat Andante et Allegro
  • Boda Sonatina
  • Galliard Sonata No. 1
  • Guilmant Morceau Symphonique
  • Gregson Divertimento
  • Sandstrom, Song for Lotta
  • Saint-Saëns Cavatine
  • Sulek Sonata vox Gabrieli
  • Weber Romance.  

Bass Trombone Suggested Repertoire: 

  • Hindemith Drei leichte Stücke
  • Lebedev Concerto in One Movement
  • McCarty Sonata
  • Lassen/Bollinger 2 Fantasy Pieces
  • Galliard/Mortimer Sonata #1
  • Semler-Collery, Barcarolle et chanson bachique
  • Tcherepnin, Andante
  • Warburton Among Us.

Faculty Contact: Michael Davidson,

Audition Dates

Major audition dates for Fall 2018 have passed. 

Please contact Mike Davidson ( to make arrangements for your audition. 

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